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. >> the science, space and technology committee will come to order. i'll recognize myself for an opening statement and the ranking member for her opening statement. the topic of today's hearing, the first of this committee and this congress, is american competitiveness. the role of research and development. this is an appropriate hearing because much of the jurisdiction of this committee relates to keeping america globally competitive. america's ability to compete depends on whether we have the present vision to conduct the science that will define the future. as the wall behind me says, where there is no vision, the people perish. this committee's goal and today's hearing is to help define that vision and ensure that america continues to be the leader of global innovation. our first hearing today will will begin this process by examining the positive impact of today's r&d and looking forward to potential breakthrough innovations in the future. americans have always been innovators and explorers. our ancestors crossed oceans, opened fronttears and ventured to explore a new content and even travel
out how we advanced to the next stage, how we build out these clean technologies and diverse technologies that will allow us to do your choices. more and do it in a clean and environmentally responsible way. raising our energy costs, imposing the mandates, other heavy handed ideas but are out there for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, they will not pass. we have tried it once. so, what we need to be doing as we move forward, rulemaking efforts, as we know, which will try to take things in a direction that i would disagree with. we need to find ways to develop those technologies that allow us to have that greater environmental responsibility. so, we need to develop the resources that we have today. we do it domestically, cut our dependence, taking a portion of that revenue and specifically dedicating it in it to the energy solutions of tomorrow. we talk about our energy funds and how they would build out and truly help us advance. that is kind of the framework. it is good reading. it is thoughtful reading and it is designed to advance the discussion on critically important t
.i.a.'s drift toward becoming a paramilitary organization and put it back on course. for all the technological advances america's made in the decade of fighting al qaeda, it still needs all the old tricks it learned in the day before spy satellites and droughns drones. more and better human intelligence in sources on the ground will result in more accurate targeting. that would be a yemen model that actually worked and a lasting and more effective counterterrorism legacy for mr. obama's second term. gregory johnson from "the new york times." another good article by patrick pool on june 6 of 2012. obama's assassination czar, a relatively unnoticed article, this is from the article, quoting, by associated press reporter kimberly dozer two weeks ago outlining new obama administration policy changes which consolidated power for authorizing drone attacks and assassinations under political appointees within the white house. the article identified -- identifies white house counterterrorism chief, john brennan, as the official assuming the role of obama's de facto assassination czar. raising concerns
the aperture of our engagement. technology. a 21stnot bea first century leader without 21st century tools. i have championed 21st century state-craft. with a center for counterterrorism communications at state. experts and specialists from across the government fluent in arabic, somali use social media to expose al qaeda's abuses including its brutal attacks on muslim civilians. with are leading the effort to defend internet freedom so remains open a reliable for everybody. we're helping human rights activists get online and communicate more safely. the country that built the internet should be leading the fight to protect it from those who would use it as a tool of control. our nonproliferation agenda. negotiating the new start treaty was an example of this at its best. but we also have been working with partners around the world to create a new institution to keep dangerous materials out of the hands of terrorists. we impose crippling sanctions against iran and north korea. enlisted banks and high tech international financial institutions and today the oil tankers sit idle and their curren
spend on high technology and other interventions. as laudan aron said, we spent $2.80 trillion in the united states on health care, way more than any other of the developed countries. there is an interesting thing we found, our ratio between what we spend on health care and what we spend on public health and social programs -- if you klop the ratio in the united states and other countries, the u.s. is an outline. the countries with better outcomes spend left -- spend less on health care and more on public health and social programs. it tells us may be the issue is not how much we are spending -- we are spending tons on help -- but how we are spending it and whether there is a smarter way spending the help of dollars in a way that would actually help us achieve the life expectancy and health outcomes of these other countries are enjoying. the second question she asked is how much simply reflects the fact that we have a large, diverse population in the united states -- racially and ethnically. a lot of poverty. it is well known that health disparities exist in this country and th
technology, better barriers, but we are still not there. so we need more. >host: finally, no chance the democrats will make any deal that improves the wave -- wages panics the republicans. guest: that may be a cynical way to look at it. i can tell you there are a number of democrats who want to do this for the right reasons. that reflects the position of those who were in this group. there may be some who wanted just for political purposes, but we will assume the best and move ahead. host: senator jeff flake, republican of arizona, thank you for being here. [captioning performed bynational captioning institute][captions copyright nationalcable satellite corp. 2013]>> tomorrow we talk about al jazeera's new english channel. the inspector general for the troubled asset relief program questions about her criticism of the treasury department for approving excessive pay for executives at firms that received taxpayer bailouts during the financial crisis. we will also discuss a report that concludes that americans die sooner and at higher rates of disease then people in other high income c
but one group i mentioned in the story, the information technology industry council, there's a multitude of gay rights groups that are interested in the bill. i mentioned immigration equality. my story, you also have a number of coalitions. there's a new coalition called the agricultural work force coalition. you are also going to have labor and business involved in this debate. starting with the u.s. chamber of commerce as well as the afl-cio and the service employees international union. >> what issues are same-sex partners hoping to be included in an immigration bill? >> essentially they're hoping to be treated the same as straight couples. essentially if you're a u.s. citizen you could sponsor your partner for a green card. but this is an -- but this isn't afforded to if your partner is of the same-sex. so essentially they want to get that straightened out and fix. it's gotten support from the white house as well as the congressional hispanic caucus. so they definitely have some powerful players in their corner. they felt that they were ignore in the senate reform principles that wer
. they view it as an opportunity to get involved, be on the cutting edge of the technology with regards to cyber, development tremendous skills there and be able to then go out and use those skills in the private sector. so he's got a lot of young people, a lot of young, very bright people, who are anxious to participate in this effort. >> to include, coming out of our military academies. >> turning to the subject of the hearing, benghazi sfisk specifically, i would like to talk a little bit about what you've learned from these events and how you advise the next secretary of defense to better prepare for similar events and how the department should adapt to the next generation including obviously the ma taftization of al qaeda and other terrorist groups and cyberattack, both of which obviously pose very serious threats to the security of our homeland. i'm specifically concerned that this was an attack in a country that the u.s. helped liberate from decades of dictatorship. that day, september 11, 2012, witnessed demonstrations in other countries that were part of the arab spring, countr
of leaks. i was glad to hear your technology in your opening statement how important it is that we avoid leaks of any kind. they are dangerous. they endanger the lives of americans, and they cannot be tolerated in the business we are in. you agree? >> absolutely. >> i want to talk to you about a person who i believe, and you acknowledge, is the most dangerous person on the planet. and that is abraham al-zawahiri. we had a conversation about the plot that uncovered him. do you recall? >> yes. >> i have in front of me the warriors -- the writers article dated may 18, 2012, describing your engagement regarding mr. zore theory and the plot. i assume you have read it. >> i've read many articles. i presume i've read that one. >> this particular one discusses the leak itself and how we got to where we are on this. from the article it says, "about 5:45 p.m. eastern daylight time on monday, may 7, just before the newscast, john brennan held a small, private teleconference to brief former counter-terrorism advisers who had become a frequent commentator on tv news shows." is that an accurate statem
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